There is the momentous debate on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. God labels both as sin. There is abundant evidence that sexuality apart from God’s plan is dangerous, unhealthy and destructive. Increased disease, reduced life expectancy and a whole host of other negative consequences accompany the decision to ignore God’s plan for sexual relationships. Yet anyone who would dare use the “s” word is immediately labeled a bigot and hate monger. Those who would dare to inhibit someone’s sexual freedom of choice are just trying to withhold something enjoyable, pleasurable. It’s not sin, it’s freedom, they say. In reality, it’s not freedom at all but bondage. Bondage that will ultimately destroy—as all sin does.
God sent His son to save us from our sin. Satan sent his lie to trap us in our sin. The Christian community cannot allow ourselves to be shamed into discarding a thoroughly Biblical concept. Sin is just as destructive as it was in the Garden. It still brings forth death. Popular or not, people still need to be warned and given the good news of the Gospel.
Don’t be afraid to use the “s” word. God does.